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Dentoalveolar Surgery


A range of problems relating to the teeth, gums, jaw bone and other bony or soft tissues of the mouth can require treatment by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

Surgery for these conditions is referred to collectively as dentoalveolar surgery, with Alveolar referring to the bone that surrounds and supports the teeth, and dento referring to the teeth.

Common dentoalveolar surgical procedures include:
  • Extraction of a tooth or retained root
  • Exposure of an unerupted tooth or extraction of extra permanent teeth, known as supernumerary teeth to aid in orthodontic treatment
  • Removal of fluid-filled cysts in the jaw bone or lesions, which are generally non-cancerous but can occasionally be malignant
  • Sometimes a biopsy and surgical removal of abnormal tissue is required to determine the diagnosis of a lesion
  • Removal of excess gum tissue or scar tissue on or around the dentoalveolar ridge and removal of bony outgrowths from the alveolar bone may be required to aid fitting of partial or complete dentures
  • Extraction of non-viable teeth and bone grafting in preparation for placement of dental implants.

The Adelaide MaxFax team is here to assist you at all times. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding an upcoming procedure, please reach out to us without hesitation.

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76 Kensington Road, Rose Park, SA 5067

Phone: (08) 8332 1566
Fax: (08) 8364 2890
Email: [email protected]

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm

Parking and access

Patient parking is conveniently located behind the surgery, accessible via Winchester Lane. The main entrance for patients is situated at the front of the building, while disabled access is available behind the surgery.